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Costco Review: Trophy Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts

The holiday season has been hard on me, as well as my family; everybody is healthy, however with the restricted possibilities of going out, meeting with friends, et cetera, we’ve been eating a lot of junk and watching a *lot* of Netflix. I figured that instead of the usual huge bag of M&Ms I normally get at Costco, I would try something different, yet similar. This brings us to today’s review, Trophy Food’s Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts.

Costco Review: Trophy Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts
Trophy Foods Milk Chocolate Peanuts : The Basics

Trophy Foods’ Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts are available at Costco at a price of $11.99 (Canadian dollars, plus taxes) and in a format of 1.375 kilograms, in the big square plastic jar we all know and love. For those who care – you know who you are! – the Costco item number is 1482463, at least in Canada.

Trophy Foods Milk Chocolate Peanuts : In Detail

These milk chocolate covered peanuts have a different mouthfeel than what you’re probably used to. In my case, that’s Peanuts M&Ms; this is because these peanuts don’t have the hard candy shell on the outside, so biting into them is quite the softer experience. Once you accept that this is what’s happening, then you can go on enjoying them.

The chocolate is sweet, obviously, as you would expect from milk chocolate. This is not dark chocolate. The peanuts themselves are pleasantly crunchy, yet yielding, and of good size. You can see that Trophy Foods made sure that Costco got the big, grade A peanuts!

What I really enjoy is the chocolate to peanut ratio, which is generous; there is a healthy layer of chocolate on every nut, unlike lesser brands that are mostly peanut and light on the chocolate.

Trophy Foods Milk Chocolate Peanuts : Nutrition Facts

As you would expect from a snack, this stuff is not exactly healthy. Have a gander at the Nutrition Facts sheet.

Costco Review: Trophy Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts (Nutrition Facts)

Now, please bear in mind that the values listed here are for one portion, as determined by the good people at Trophy Food so as to make sure we buy their product. One portion is apparently 50 grams, or a quarter cup. It ain’t happening, at least not in my house. I wish these portions were realistic, such as ’15 handfuls’ or ‘half the container’, but that’s neither here not there.

For every 50 grams of sweet chocolatey goodness, you’ll find 7 grams of saturated fat, yikes, and 20 grams of sugar, or 20% of your recommended daily dose. You’ll also get some non-negligible Iron, Potassium and Calcium, probably from the milk in the chocolate, but no one cares about that.

My point is, don’t eat too much in one sitting, those aren’t good for you. But you know that.

Trophy Foods Milk Chocolate Peanuts : Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll find in terms of ingredients:

  • Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate, milk ingredients, soy lecithin, natural flavour)
  • Peanuts
  • Gum arabic
  • Sugars (glucose solids, maltodextrin)
  • Confectioner’s shellac

Hmmmm. Shellac. Besides that, nothing weird or unpronounceable, so that’s a good thing. Eat up.

Trophy Foods Milk Chocolate Peanuts : In Conclusion

Trophy Food’s Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts are a great snack to offer guests – if we had any – or to just eat absent-mindedly as you’re watching TV. If you’re going with the later, and I bet you are, make sure not to bring the whole bucket with you, as you’ll very easily over-indulge. Bring a normal portion in a little bowl and go with that, you’ll thank me.

A word of caution: I recommend keeping these in the fridge, as the chocolate gets melty pretty fast; this is not the kind of snack to hold in your hand, or to drop on the fabric couch and then sit on. If you do, you’ll soon be looking for a pet to blame. You know what I mean.

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